Tsipras heading to China in search of investments

1 July 2016
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The Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be accompanied by a number of cabinet ministers, government officials and business representatives on an official visit to China, in an effort to bolster bilateral relations and attract investments.

The Greek delegation will arrive in China on Saturday morning, with PM Tsipras scheduled to give an interview to the State Chinese television network CCTV. On Sunday the PM will meet the president of the Wanda Group, followed by a visit to the Huawei technology park to meet the CEO.

On Monday the Greek Prime Minister will be received by his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang in an official ceremony. Expanded talks will later take place between the two government delegations, followed by the signing of bilateral agreements and participating in a business forum.

Late on Tuesday PM Tsipras will visit the Forbidden City of Beijing and the Monument to the People’s Heroes on Tiananmen Square, before meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The Greek delegation has arranged to meet with a various business representatives on Wednesday, including the presidents of COSCO, Alibaba, ZTE and FOSUN. A meeting has also been arranged with the Mayor of Shanghai Yang Xiong, before the Greek delegation leaves for Athens in the afternoon.

On this trip the Prime Minister will be accompanied by government spokesperson Olga Gerovasili, the Minister of Economy Giorgos Stathakis, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias and his Deputy Minister Dimitris Mardas, the Minister of Culture Aristides Baltas, the Alt. Ministers of Education Sia Anagnostopoulou and Kostas Fotakis and others.

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